Washington Park's courts are getting some love.
Washington Park's courts are getting some love. (Photo: coorslight.com)

Washington Park courts get a "reFRESH"

This story has been updated to include event photos and a one-on-one interview with Kenny Smith and Jeff Sherman. 

Basketball analyst, star of "Meet the Smiths" and former NBA player, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, will be in Milwaukee on Thursday to help make a donation to the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals.

The donation is on behalf of Coors Light's reFRESH community basketball court initiative that will help breath new life into the courts at Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. 

Repaving, rebuilding and even just putting up new nets at courts helps energize playgrounds and encourage more basketball.  I love this program, and truly hope it can be extend to multiple courts in and around Milwaukee.  Too many basketball courts and hoops are neglected and in disrepair. 

Thursday's donation is a part of Coors Light's national Full Court reFRESH program, now in its second year.

How can you help?  For every tweet using the hashtags #fullcourtreFRESH and #over21, Coors Light will make a donation towards the refurbishment of community basketball courts in participating cities across the country.  

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